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Cretohelophorus Ponomarenko 1987 (water scavenger beetle)

Insecta - Protostomia

PaleoDB taxon number: 188362

Full reference: A. G. Ponomarenko. 1987. New Mesozoic Water Beetles (Insecta, Coleoptera) From Asia. Paleontological Journal 21(2):79-92

Parent taxon: Hydrophilidae according to D. Ren 1995

Sister taxa: Acidocerinae, Alegorius, Aposphinctus, Chaetarthriinae, Creniphilites, Cretosperchus, Cryptopleurum, Cymbiodyta, Enochrinae, Hydrophilinae, Limnebius, Orphnospercheus, Paraspercheus, Penitus, Prospercheus, Protochares, Regimbartia, Rygmodinae, Sphaeridiinae, Sternolophus

Subtaxa: Cretohelophorus cupedoides, Cretohelophorus yanensis

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Type: Cretohelophorus cupedoides

Ecology: epifaunal grazer